About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Creature Feature #526: Oarfish

The Oarfish is one of the largest fish in the sea - an adult Giant Oarfish can grow up to 11 m in length. He is a solitary fish, venturing to depths of 1,000 m. Despite his size, his diet consists primarily of zooplankton, small fish, jellyfish and squid. The name "Oarfish" may come from his shape, or from the fact that he uses his elongated pelvic fins to row himself through the water.

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